A: Both are semi-hollowbody guitars; the “physical” differences include dot or block inlays on the ES-335 and parallelogram inlays on the ES-345. But the big differences are in the electronics; the ES-345 includes output jacks for mono or stereo wiring as well as a 6-position Varitone switch.
What type of guitar is Gibson ES-345?
The Gibson ES-345 boasts a number of aesthetic enhancements over the flagship ES-335. Crafted with a maple centerblock and quarter-sawn Adirondack spruce bracing, players will be impressed by the lightweight feel and expanded range of tonal capabilities.
What does Es stand for in Gibson ES-335?
Electric Spanish Great guitars, both, but very specific guitars. Yes, clued-up players will undoubtedly nod their heads instead toward the Gibson ES-335 (and its similar counterparts the 345 and 355) as being perhaps the most versatile electric of them all! The Gibson ES-335 (ES stands for Electric Spanish) was introduced in 1958.
What is an ES-355?
The Gibson Memphis ES-355 is considered to be the ultimate offering in semi-hollow electric guitars. The ES-355 was available with a Vibrola vibrato unit or a Bigsby vibrato tailpiece and was available with a stereo output, along with the same Varitone tone filter circuity found on the ES-345.
How much does a Gibson ES-335 cost?
Expect to pay between $1,600 and $2,000 for a Gibson ES-335 Pro on the vintage market.
What does a Gibson ES 335 weigh?
The Dot is Epiphones version of the classic Gibson ES-335 which weighs slightly more at 9 lbs (4 kg). While the large body makes it look like it should be heavier than 8 lbs, it is a semi-hollow guitar.
Who plays a Gibson ES 335?
This 335 family of guitars would find favour with many players through the years, including BB King, Eric Clapton, Grant Green, Jorma Kaukonen, Alvin Lee, Lee Ritenour, Andy Summers, Noel Gallagher and JD Simo.